Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Benito Youth Soccer League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Callipeplon Society N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 806,158

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Benito Youth Soccer League N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Callipeplon Society N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 806,158

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Illinois at Chicago IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Attention Inc. CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 284,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 361,882

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13110 records found.